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Dr Penny Wilson vs. Casey Parker on PCOS

Dr Penny Wilson vs. Casey Parker on PCOS

Originally posted on FOAM4GP:
Hi All Following on from Dr Rob’s post on men with an inadequate testosterone level – this week Penny and I are exploring the other end of the spectrum – the ladies with a little too much androgen – yes – the very common, yet entirely confusing PCOS podcast. No…

What Should We Teach Trainees?

What Should We Teach Trainees?

I’m in the very privileged position of having a small amount of influence in the delivery of general practice training in my part of the world. I’ve been involved in a number of thought-provoking discussions recently about what is essential education for trainees on their pathway to independent practice. I’m interested to find out from other recent graduates … Continue reading

Rural Doctors Masterclass Roundup

Rural Doctors Masterclass Roundup

I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the recent Rural Doctors Masterclass on Kangaroo Island at the end of my locum placement. This was the brainchild of Tim from ruraldoctors.net and KIdocs.org with the intention of bringing cutting edge FOAM concepts to practicing rural doctors with the assistance of small group learning and … Continue reading

Is it time for GP FOAM to come of age?

Is it time for GP FOAM to come of age?

There’s been a bit of discussion around about the place lately about FOAM and it’s application in general practice. As a concept, FOAM is gaining momentum all the time and is garnering a huge following all around the world. At its core, it’s clinical education by the people, for the people. The beauty of it … Continue reading

Clinical Quiz: The Rosy Cheeked Child

Clinical Quiz: The Rosy Cheeked Child

A quick spot-diagnosis quiz for this common childhood presentation. The case: A 4 year old child is sent home from daycare with a bright red facial rash on the cheeks. He has been otherwise well, although his mother reports that several other family members had cold symptoms a couple of weeks ago. On examination he … Continue reading

OSCE Preparation Tips

OSCE Preparation Tips

I’ve recently arrived at my new locum placement in the picturesque Clare Valley in South Australia. Apart from having access to some fantastic wineries, I’m also lucky to be staying with my good friend & GP registrar, Dr Mel Clothier of the Green GP blog. The RACGP OSCE is coming up in a few weeks … Continue reading

Women’s Health Podcasts

Women’s Health Podcasts

I’m feeling a bit guilty about procrastinating from doing another clinical blog post, so in the meantime I’ll post a few links to FOAM podcasts that I’ve recorded with blogging / social media / FOAM guru and a personal hero of mine, Dr Casey Parker from Broomedocs.  Three of them are where I get to … Continue reading

The Travel Consultation

The Travel Consultation

I have returned from Bali all bikini-tanned, buffet-fed, spa-pampered and utterly relaxed. It was a fantastic weekend, the highlight of which was the beautiful wedding of a gorgeous friend and the outrageously fun after-party. But back to reality now and so here is, as promised, my approach to the pre-travel consultation. This is just the … Continue reading